Ticket #7655 (new enhancement)
BIND is a big memory hog, complex - replace with dnsmasq, djbdns
|Reported by:||martinlanghoff||Owned by:||martin.langhoff|
|Component:||school server||Version:||not specified|
|Action Needed:||never set||Verified:||no|
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BIND is overkill for our purposes. At the current time, it sits on 26MB RAM just to serve 6 domain names we host, and act as a resolving nameserver.
Additionally, it is not a daemon known for security or resiliency.
Task: check the viability of replacing BIND+DHCPd with dnsmasq. If dnsmasq is not as good as expected, we can settle with replacing just BIND with djbdns. Thankfully djbdns now has a more sensible license.